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janusvielle

The Blair Book Project

Hello! I'm Janus. I am a 3D Graphics Artist by profession, and a proud Book Addict - i mean Enthusiast, and Blogger. I'm very much into Young Adult and Fantasy genre but I open myself to reading other genres from time to time. I run a blog launched as The Blair Book Project on Blogger, where I post entries such as my book reviews and other book related articles. I obviously got the name of this blog for the movie "The Blair Witch Project," why the name you may ask? I have no idea! I just thought it had a good ring to it. Ha! Ha! I post reviews twice a week and I regularly participate in book memes and features that readers and blogger all over the globe share their book interests (i.e. In My Malibox, Top Ten Tuesdays, etc). I have 230 GFC Followers. My blog has over 37,000 pageviews history and have roughly 200 page views per day. I have written over 267 reviews since my span of blogging. I am also an avid Instagram user, with over 350 followers, where I post pictures mostly of books I'm currently reading, books I got for review, galleys, purchased from bookstores, etc. (Statistics as of March 2013). My book reviews are not exactly "reviews" in a sense because I simply just type down what I feel about the book. What I write is solely my opinion and should not be taken as a definite basis of how the book is to be judged entirely. We all have different likes and dislikes so please do understand that although I'm very optimistic about the books I read, there will be negative comments towards those that I don't find suiting for my taste. BLOG URL: http://theblairbookproject.blogspot.com/ GOODREADS ACCOUNT: http://goodreads.com/janusvielle AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/AFAGLA0UYBOMH?ie=UTF8&ref_=ya_56 INSTAGRAM: @janusvielle

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Seeker - Arwen Elys Dayton

“It was my belief that great minds with proper tools could change history.”

Seeker is one of those books that grip you in on the very first chapter. It has a very intriguing opening and quite an action packed beginning. With an interesting mystery you’d want to see unravel, and a unique set of characters, the first few chapters of Seeker make you feel like there is going to be one hell of story to watch out for. Sadly, it felt short of what I felt it could offer.

Seeker lacked a more elaborate history on what this world was really about. The mystery of the story was too vague and did not untangle enough into that of which a reader, such as myself, would be satisfied with. I would have wanted to see how the Seekers were before they became tainted. I wanted to get to know each house that existed beforehand. Instead, I was left with a narrow descriptive that it just so happened over time.

The characters were another problem I had with this book. While I found them to be unique at first, they turned out confusing to me throughout the story. Quin is a typical YA protagonist, badass and all that; Shinobu didn’t seem to be such a significant character up until the middle of the book; John, I don’t understand. He’s a villain and a good guy all in one, is that it? Even after his motives were revealed, I still didn’t get his decisions. Briac would have made an incredibly spiteful villain, but alas, he was told to be gruesome but not shown enough in a way that would make me despise him so bad that I couldn’t wait for him to die. And Master Tan just happened to be there at the right place, at the right time? That was too convenient.

I also didn’t understand the purpose of the athame. It didn’t seem to be incredibly relevant, sure it has the power to let a person travel from one place to another in the blink of an eye, but I don’t see how that should have affected the decisions the characters made in their lives.

Although I fail to see the riveting story in Seeker, I can’t deny that it has a huge amount of potential to become an incredibly ground breaking series. I think it just needs a little more detail to its world. It turned out more of a chase, and an abruptly blooming love story than anything else. I would have enjoyed this a lot more if I saw a more progressive storyline.

*Thank you, Random House and NetGalley for granting my request to view Seeker.

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Source: http://theblairbookproject.blogspot.com/2015/02/seeker-arwen-elys-dayton-arc-review.html